Last updated on July 26th, 2022 at 05:53 pm
The new 303 Automotive Protectant, which was originally developed for aerospace and aviation uses, offers outstanding UV protection for all plastic, vinyl, and rubber surfaces in your car, including the wiper blades, dashboard, and also the tires. 303 Automotive Protectant dries to a clear matte finish without the sticky, shiny slick feeling that many protectants leave behind. Below, we will list which surfaces can 303 Protectant be used on.
In addition to guarding against fading, yellowing, and cracking caused by harmful UV radiation, 303 Automotive Protectant also deters dust and stains. For a gorgeous, matte finish, just spritz on and wipe dry. The best part is that one application can last for up to 30-45 days.
Can 303 Protectant Be Used On Leather?
Yes, 303 Protectant can be used on leather in most cars. However, it should not be used on unfinished leathers, such as suede.
The majority of cars with leather seats have a form of plastic coating on them. Because automobile leather is usually coated with a urethane coating, applying actual leather products on it is usually a waste of time and money. In reality, plastic is what they are actually cleaning. This is not to mean that one should use any old product on these kinds of leathers, nor is it to say that many people won’t continue to do so. In most cases, if you can scratch the seats with your fingernail and it doesn’t change color, it has been plastic-coated.
If you have a very high-end vehicle with unfinished leather seats, such as suede, then you should use a dedicated leather cleaner as per the manufacturers recommendations.
This being said, 303 does make a dedicated 3 in 1 leather product which helps to clean, condition, and protect leather.
Can 303 Protectant Be Used On Paint?
Yes, you can use 303 Protectant on paint. 303 Protectant will not damage your car’s paint job.
That being said, 303 is designed for Plastic, Rubber, PVC, Vinyl, Eisenglass, Fiberglass & Gel Coat surfaces. If you are looking to protect your vehicle’s paint, we recommend 303 Speed Detailer, which is specifically designed for all exterior automotive surfaces.
Can 303 Protectant Be Used On Tires?
Yes, you can use 303 Protectant on your tires. The original formula 303 will make your tires look like new, without being overly shiny like other products.
303 also makes several specific tire products, including:
- 303 Tire and Rubber Cleaner, which preps tires for dressing
- 303 High Gloss Tire Shine And Protectant
- 303 Tire Coating & Protectant – Sling-Free Formula
Can 303 Protectant Be Used On Headlights?
No, you can not use 303 Protectant on your headlights. 303 Protectant should not be used on any clear plastics, including headlights
For headlights, we recommend a product specifically designed for headlights, such as Meguiar’s Keep Clear Headlight Coating.
Can 303 Protectant Be Used On Wood?
Yes, 303 Protectant can be used on certain wood finishes such as teak and smooth, treated (varnished) wood. For untreated, porous wood, it is not advised.
In conclusion, 303 Protectant is great for many surfaces, such as: plastics, natural & synthetic rubber, vinyl, fiberglass, and PVC. It will do wonders to protect your car’s interior surfaces, tires, dashboard, and wiper blades.
Make to NOT use 303 Protectant on fabrics (canvas), unfinished leathers (such as suede), clear plastics, headlights, floorings, or gauge panels.